Education for newly displaced children from Mosul and surrounding areas:
Last week, construction was finalised on a new School Support Center in Dibaga Camp, expected to serve up to 4,000 vulnerable internally displaced children. The School Support Centre will serve as a temporary formal school until caravan schools can be constructed, after which time it will provide remedial education and psychosocial support to students in cooperation with the formal school.
Additionally, the Erbil team distributed RRM kits with food parcels, safe drinking water, hygiene- and baby kits to 657 newly arrived households in Dibaga Camp, providing immediate aid to nearly 4,000 individuals displaced from Qayyarah, Hawija and Mosul.
NRC in Kirkuk:
In Kirkuk, NRC’s activities consist of mainly Shelter and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities in non-camp settings; however this is likely to change with on-going operations in Hawija and Mosul.
Last week, NRC focused on the ongoing Hawija military operation and NRC’s ability to provide services to families fleeing the violence. NRC is participating in coordination meetings with other organisations and the local government in Kirkuk.
NRC continues to monitor the situation in and around Hawija collecting information from a number of sources. This is invaluable and enables NRC to paint a clear picture of the current situation and how it is likely to develop once the military operations escalate.